“The number one way to be accountable: not assuming you know everything. It’s OK to make mistakes. I didn’t get to where I am today by doing everything right.”
—Caitlin DeSoye, director of financial planning
College interns who work at Baystate Financial Services are required to submit to the CEO a weekly summary explaining what they accomplished and what they learned. These summaries are due on Fridays by 5 p.m.
One Friday, the summer’s most promising part-timer got so busy with work that she didn’t submit her summary on time. She sent it early Monday morning with a note that said, “I’m sorry this is late, but ...